Providing benefits, leave and accommodation
The Alberta Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment. The AHR Act prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, source of income and sexual orientation. You can read more about the protected grounds. An employer cannot discriminate when providing employment benefits and leave to employees. Employers are also required to accommodate employees to the point of undue hardship.
For more information see:
Duty to accommodate
Pregnancy, and maternity and parental leave
Obtaining and responding to medical information in the workplace
Mental or physical disabilities and discrimination
Pension, retirement and insurance plans
Revised: April 11, 2017
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